Friday, September 28, 2007

prelude: a cup of tea
we compare notes, histories
plot the same ending

I keep coming back
You were then and you are now
If you only knew


Monday, September 24, 2007

Small birds drop like leaves
From the branches of bare trees
Sailing on the breeze

Simon Patience
Sun shines on
my shoulder, captured by
a glass pane.

Karen McVean
less sleep more work
5am breakfast

Karen McVean

Sunday, September 23, 2007

the big weekend ends
everything has lost its shine
i dread tomorrow

Ian Row

Saturday, September 22, 2007

A haiku about being delicious

baby's just busy...
busy being delicious
make some room, people

Ian Row
the spirit, tender
touchpoints of gratitude
and acceptance

Ian Row

Spot Haiku 13

prelim finals time
cats and crows face final chance
predator and prey

Cathy Dineen

Bare reaching Elm waits.
Tender pale green Plane Tree sprouts.
Flowering Plum is!

Chris Gill

a day of highlights
number six: a ginger jar!
when can i see you?

Ian Row

Monday, September 17, 2007

Father's Day

My car washed
I imagine into the sky
love blossoms to you.

Karen McVean

Sunday, September 16, 2007

One Dollar Vinyl

for chee huat

one dollar vinyl
lena horne, barbara striesand
memories come cheap

Ian Row

The Taut T-Shirt Brigade

taut t-shirt brigade
the boys saunter up smith street
there they go... it's spring!

Ian Row
dress up for daddy
baby poised for adventure
try anything once

Ian Row
Five am kebab
with the noo loverboy.
good enuff to eat.

Ian Row

Four haiku about a progressive dinner

for Melany

Arrancini leads to...
where does Arborio come from?
Trade winds and trade routes.

Love the prawn curry!
"Thanks, it's a mild one," I said
like an apology.

Then came Pavlova.
Swirls of intrigue, a sculpture.
That moment, perfection.

Post-dinner Uno
Rules are refreshed in the round
Battle scars, bruising.

Ian Row
flowers for home,
for me, means i love myself

Ian Row

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Spring Haiku: A Suite

Orchids, geraniums
cup cakes rising
Spring kitchen

Peach, Cherry, Jasmine
belly dancers in
the wind.

before, full moon

Sunset gone
moonrise to the east

As I wait
dusk quiets the sky
for an eclipse.

Luna, Luna
I follow her
into the clouds.

Karen McVean

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Please take those photos
off the net because they show
you smile with him

Simon Patience

Friday, September 07, 2007

Paul, John, Ringo, George
And little help from my friends
What more could one ask?

Crystal Tan

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Two haiku about a fishless fishing trip

Standing with a rod
Where the river meets the sea
I've found what I seek.

For blokes gone fishing
the traditional diet:
meat and alcohol!

Chris Gill

Second Thoughts

the truce opens up
into a bridge; i stop short,
wait for the windchange.

Ian Row
voices on repeat
we know where this is going
can't outrun your mind


Father's Day

traditional man
unorthodox circumstance
he goes, he flows

Ian Row

Saturday, September 01, 2007

back from the void
with an orphaned cat -
Queenstown so far away.

Cathy Dineen